As I sat in bed feeling totally uninspired I opened the word which I desperately wanted. But I didn’t know what to read. Of course you can always look up verses for what you need but I didn’t know what I needed and I didn’t really know where to find what I didn’t know I needed. This was a problem.
So, remembering the same Psalm a day I dedicated myself to read than failed at after like 60 days, I looked up what Psalm I was supposed to be on. Psalm 79.
One verses in particular stood out to me, it reads (in esv);
“Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name; deliver us, and atone for our sins, for your name’s sake!” ~Psalm 79:9
One of the first things I noticed about this verse is how the sentences end.
“For the glory of your name” and “for your name’s sake!”
And the beginnings
“Help us” and “deliver us, and atone for our sins”
What is the author meaning by starting out asking for help and ending in for God’s sake, not ours?
Well I think this shows us the bigger idea to everything, the bigger idea to life that everyone misses. We all thing the huge world that we live in revolves around us, despite the sun that is a million times bigger than us, in which our world really does revolve around. Bigger than that our sun is part of the galaxy which is part of the universe which all revolves around God. So tell me again how the world, despite the other 7 billion people in it, revolves around you? It doesn’t.
All of our life is for Jesus. All of our happiness, sadness, anger, pain, hunger EVERYTHING is to glorify Him. Even our rough patches we go through in our faith, its all to glorify him.
While meditating on this more I came to a consensus. We are all made for the glory of God, whether we accept that fate or not. One day we will all bow before the king in heaven, whether forced or not. One day we will get judged by the Lord, whether or not you want to give it over to Jesus is up to you. We will all suffer and go through rough patches, whether you want to use those to push forward the gospel or not is up to you, but anything else you use your pain for is empty and pointless. We will all and are all glorifying God whether it be through our sins and rebellion or through our faithfulness, why would you want to glorify God through your sinfulness and rebellion? I know I sure don’t.